High Sheriff Warwickshire
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Calendar of Events

The new High Sheriff’s Inauguration Ceremony took place on Maundy Thursday 13th April 2017 in Court No. 1 at the Shire Hall, Warwick. 

The weekend of 21st April 2017 saw the celebration of Shakespeare’s 453rd Birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon.  The High Sheriff attended a Civic Reception on Friday 21st April at the Town Hall in Sheep St.  On Saturday 22nd April he joined the procession through Stratford and on Sunday 23rd April he also joined the parade to the Holy Trinity Church for the Shakespeare Birthday Service.  These parades were both in front of marching bands and watched by large crowds. 

The Legal Service, to mark the traditional start of the Legal Year, will take place on Monday 2nd October 2017 at The Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Warwick.

For future events please see the “Diary”

Featured Events

The Mayor of Alcester - Sun 17th September

The Mayor's Civic Service at St Nicholas Church, Alcester

Shipston Home Nursing - Sat 9th September

Shipston Home Nursing Ball

Stratford Samaritans Community Hub - Fri 8th September

Visit to the Community Hub in Stratford with Rachel Tyler

The Fusiliers Museum (Warwick) - Fri 8th September

Visit to the Museum to include a brief on The Royal Warwickshire Regiment and its successors, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers followed by a tour of the exhibits

Warwick Poppies 2017 - Tue 5th September

Launch of the "Warwick Poppies" at St. Mary's Church, Warwick to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War

Citizenship Ceremony - Mon 4th September

New British Citizenship Ceremony in Shire Hall, Warwick

The Warwick Court Leet - Fri 1st September

The Warwick Court Leet and Chief Burgesses of Warwick Bailiff's Annual Dinner in Warwick

Shipston Fire Station - Tue 29th August

Visit to Shipston Fire Station with Mr Andy Hickmott, Chief Fire Officer for Warwickshire

Swan Theatre - Mon 28th August

Meeting with Debbie Jagla, Business Development Director of The Swan Theatre, Stratford

Safeline - Fri 25th August

Meeting with Neil Henderson of Safeline at their offices in Warwick

Vectric Ltd - Tue 1st August

Celebrating Vectric Ltd receiving the "Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2017" at their premises in Alcester

Whitnash Civic Service - Sun 30th July

The Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Stephen Cross and his Mayoress, Cllr Christine Cross, Civic Service at St. Mary's Collegiate, Warwick

Kineton Station - Thu 20th July

Kineton Station 75th Anniversary Regimental Dinner at Warwick Castle

Crimebeat - Mon 17th July

Crimebeat Quarterly meeting, The Kenilworth Centre

Stratford Ambulance Association - Sat 15th July

Meeting with Ernie Coombes to discuss new premises to deliver training courses and store 2 ambulances

High Sheriff of Herefordshire - Fri 14th July

Garden Party

Fire Service Awards - Thu 13th July

Fire Service Awards at The Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

High Sheriff of Warwickshire - Fri 7th July

Summer Garden Party

Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs - Thu 6th July

Awards Evening, Leamington Spa Town Hall

Richard Griffith-Jones - Fri 30th June

Leaving Presentation for Judge Richard Griffith-Jones at The Justice Centre, Leamington Spa

High Sheriff of West Midlands - Thu 29th June

Summer Garden Party

Crimebeat - Thu 29th June

Presentation of Street Aware Awards on behalf of Crimebeat at Etone College, Nuneaton

Revd Patrick Taylor - Sat 17th June

Meeting

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Services - Fri 16th June

Signing of Armed Forces Covenant at Rugby Fire Station

North Warwickshire Police Cadets - Thu 15th June

Speak to and inspect the police cadets at Nuneaton Campus, North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Nuneaton

Charity meetings - Thu 15th June

Meetings with Hope 4 Centre in Rugby, Spoke CIO (Life Church Bedworth) in Ruby, Christians Against Poverty in Nuneaton, Tiffin Club Project in Coventry Cathedral

Stratford Samaritans Community Hub - Sat 10th June

Meeting with High Sheriff

High Sheriff of Gloucestershire - Fri 9th June

Garden Party

General Election - Thu 8th June

General Election. The High Sheriff is the Returning Office for Stratford-upon-Avon

Inner Temple - Wed 7th June

Dinner and Evensong at the Inner Temple

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance - Fri 2nd June

Meeting to discuss new campaign

Kissing it Better/Charity - Fri 2nd June

Meeting to discuss awareness and fundraising

Buckingham Palace Garden Party - Thu 1st June

Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Shipston Wool Fair - Mon 29th May

Shipston Wool Fair - - Click here for more

The Old Bailey - Thu 25th May

Reception at The Old Bailey

Warwick Town Council - Wed 24th May

Warwick Town Council Annual Meeting and Mayor Making, Warwick School

Civic Service - Sun 21st May

Civic Service at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Crimebeat - Fri 19th May

Presentation of Crimebeat cheque to Richard Smith of Street Aware/Sevenco

Fundraising lunch for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Warwickshire) Museum - Thu 11th May

Fundraising lunch for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Warwickshire) Museum - - Click here for more

Chief Constable’s Awards Ceremony - Tue 9th May

Chief Constable’s Awards Ceremony, The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa - - Click here for more

Civic Service - Sun 7th May

Civic Service, St.Edmund's Church, Shipston-on-Stour - - Click here for more

Civic Mass - Sun 30th April

Civic Mass, St. Peter Apostle Church, Leamington Spa - - Click here for more

Swearing in Ceremony for Coventry & Warwickshire New Magistrates - Thu 27th April

Swearing in Ceremony for Coventry & Warwickshire New Magistrates - - Click here for more

Shakespeare's Birthday - Sun 23rd April

Shakespeare's Birthday Civic Reception in the Town Hall, Stratford followed by procession to the Holy Trinity Church for the Church Service

Shakespeare's Birthday - Sat 22nd April

Shakespeare's Birthday Parade through Stratford followed by lunch at the Crowne Plaza

Shakespeare's Birthday - Fri 21st April

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebratory Civic Reception to mark the start of Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations, Town Hall, Stratford

Inauguration Ceremony - Thu 13th April

Declaration of High Sheriff in Court No. 1 at the Shire Hall, Warwick

Nuneaton and Bedworth Civic dinner - Fri 7th April

Nuneaton and Bedworth Civic dinner - - Click here for more

Herefordshire High Sheriff Inauguration – Shire Hall, Hereford - Thu 6th April

Herefordshire High Sheriff Inauguration – Shire Hall, Hereford - - Click here for more

Gloucestershire High Sheriff Inauguration – Gloucester Cathedral - Sun 2nd April

Gloucestershire High Sheriff Inauguration – Gloucester Cathedral - - Click here for more

Worcestershire High Sheriff Inauguration at Worcester Cathedral - Thu 30th March

Worcestershire High Sheriff Inauguration at Worcester Cathedral - - Click here for more

Connaught Opera at Kenilworth Castle Gatehouse - Mon 27th March

Connaught Opera at Kenilworth Castle Gatehouse - - Click here for more

County Civic Charity Band concert – wonderful award winning local Brass Band - Sat 25th March

County Civic Charity Band concert – wonderful award winning local Brass Band - - Click here for more

Citizenship ceremony with High Sheriff presiding - Fri 24th March

Citizenship ceremony with High Sheriff presiding - - Click here for more

County Civic service – All Saints, Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton - Sun 19th March

County Civic service – All Saints, Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton - - Click here for more

Atherstone Annual dinner for charity at Mancetter Memorial Hall - Sat 18th March

Atherstone Annual dinner for charity at Mancetter Memorial Hall - - Click here for more

Stratford District Council’s St Patrick’s Night dinner at Alcester Town Hall - Fri 17th March

Stratford District Council’s St Patrick’s Night dinner at Alcester Town Hall - - Click here for more

King Edwards School – Gala Concert - Thu 16th March

King Edwards School – Gala Concert - - Click here for more

Kenilworth Conservative Club – talk to members on the High Sheriff role - Tue 14th March

Kenilworth Conservative Club – talk to members on the High Sheriff role - - Click here for more

King Edwards School , Stratford – School Play - Sun 12th March

King Edwards School , Stratford – School Play - - Click here for more

British Asian Business Association – charity fundraising dinner in Town Hall, Leamington Spa organised by leading Asian businesses - Sat 11th March

British Asian Business Association – charity fundraising dinner in Town Hall, Leamington Spa organised by leading Asian businesses - - Click here for more

Warwick District Council Charity dinner - Fri 10th March

Warwick District Council Charity dinner - - Click here for more

Warwickshire County Gang show – stunning musical extravaganza by Scouts and Cubs at Spa Centre Leamington - Wed 8th March

Warwickshire County Gang show – stunning musical extravaganza by Scouts and Cubs at Spa Centre Leamington - - Click here for more

Wolverhampton Legal service for the High Sheriff of the West Midlands – St Peters Church - Sun 5th March

Wolverhampton Legal service for the High Sheriff of the West Midlands – St Peters Church - - Click here for more

Shropshire Legal service for High Sheriff of Shropshire at St Mary of the Virgin Shrewsbury - Sun 5th March

Shropshire Legal service for High Sheriff of Shropshire at St Mary of the Virgin Shrewsbury - - Click here for more

Warwickshire Fusiliers – dinner for current and serving officers at the Royal Signals Mess - Fri 3rd March

Warwickshire Fusiliers – dinner for current and serving officers at the Royal Signals Mess - - Click here for more

Civic dinner at the Judges House, Warwick - Thu 2nd March

Civic dinner at the Judges House, Warwick - - Click here for more

Atherstone Ball Game – 800 year old tradition in the main streets of this charming old town - Tue 28th February

Atherstone Ball Game – 800 year old tradition in the main streets of this charming old town - - Click here for more

Warwick District Council charity Quiz - Fri 17th February

Warwick District Council charity Quiz - - Click here for more

Leamington Town Council Civic dinner - Sat 4th February

Leamington Town Council Civic dinner - - Click here for more

Police cadets visit - Thu 26th January

Police cadets visit - - Click here for more

Police outing – on patrol till midnight - Fri 20th January

Police outing – on patrol till midnight - - Click here for more

High Sheriff fundraiser for Warwicksire Young Carers and Guideposts at Leamington Tennis Court Club - Thu 19th January

High Sheriff fundraiser for Warwicksire Young Carers and Guideposts at Leamington Tennis Court Club - - Click here for more

Warwick University Degree Ceremony - Wed 18th January

Warwick University Degree Ceremony - - Click here for more

Nuneaton Youth Club – talking to young carers - Wed 18th January

Nuneaton Youth Club – talking to young carers - - Click here for more

Plough Saturday Service for Warwickshire’s Agricultural Community - Sat 14th January

Plough Saturday Service for Warwickshire’s Agricultural Community - - Click here for more

Invitation from the Chairman of Barford/Sherborne/Wasperton Parish Council for the formal opening of King George’s Field - Wed 4th May

Invitation from the Chairman of Barford/Sherborne/Wasperton Parish Council for the formal opening of King George’s Field - - Click here for more

Invitation from the Mayor of Kenilworth Town Council - Wed 4th May

Invitation from the Mayor of Kenilworth Town Council - - Click here for more

Shakespeare’s Anniversary service at Holy Trinity - Sun 24th April

Shakespeare’s Anniversary service at Holy Trinity - - Click here for more

Shakespeare Birthday celebrations - Sat 23rd April

Shakespeare Birthday celebrations - - Click here for more

Presentation event to Street Aware project supported by Warwickshire Crimebeat - Tue 19th April

Presentation event to Street Aware project supported by Warwickshire Crimebeat - - Click here for more

Attendance, in support of our Lord Lieutenant and the County’s Police Commissioner - Wed 13th April

Attendance, in support of our Lord Lieutenant and the County’s Police Commissioner - - Click here for more

Meeting with Keith Bradshaw - Tue 12th April

Meeting with Keith Bradshaw - - Click here for more

Annual Civic dinner hosted by the Mayor of Nuneaton - Tue 12th April

Annual Civic dinner hosted by the Mayor of Nuneaton - - Click here for more

Meeting with the Chief executive of Warwickshire County Council - Mon 11th April

Meeting with the Chief executive of Warwickshire County Council - - Click here for more

Attendance at the annual Civic dinner - Sat 9th April

Attendance at the annual Civic dinner - - Click here for more

Attendance at annual dinner with the Mayor of Atherstone - Fri 8th April

Attendance at annual dinner with the Mayor of Atherstone - - Click here for more

Attendance at the annual dinner in Kenilworth - Sat 2nd April

Attendance at the annual dinner in Kenilworth - - Click here for more

Attendance at the Mayor’s Civic Dinner - Fri 1st April

Attendance at the Mayor’s Civic Dinner - - Click here for more

High Sheriff’s Inauguration - Thu 24th March

High Sheriff’s inauguration - - Click here for more

Supper with visiting Judge - Thu 11th February

Supper with visiting Judge and his Clerk

Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre - Wed 10th February

Visit to G4S Care and Justice Services Training Centre in Onley and tour with the Directors and Heads of Operations/Care/Education

Whitnash WI - Wed 10th February

Invited to Whitnash WI to explain the role of High Sheriff

Rugby Royal Visit - Wed 10th February

Visit the Rugby Health and Wellbeing Centre to welcome HRH the Duke of Gloucester who opened the new building and unveiled a plaque.

Atherstone Ball Game - Tue 9th February

A fun afternoon in Atherstone at their annual Ball Game and pancake race

Preview Holy Trinity's Ground Breaking Art Installation - Tue 9th February

Preview the specially commissioned paintings in honour of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary held at the RSC

Stratford Civic Service - Sun 7th February

Attend the Mayor's Civic Service at St Andrew's Church Shottery

Ride Along with Warwickshire Police - Fri 5th February

An evening riding in a police patrol car around Leamington at night

St Nicholas C of E Primary School - Thu 4th February

Visit the school who have a project sponsored by Imagineering charity and supported by volunteers to encourage young people to take an interest in science and engineering for both boys and girls in equal numbers

Warwickshire Young Carers - Wed 3rd February

Visit to the Young Carers Project in Rugby

Army Cadets - Sun 31st January

Attend the Warwickshire and West Midlands South Sector ACF at Bramcote to present 2 long service Awards and attend the service

Visiting High Court Judge - Thu 28th January

Sit with the High Court Judge in the Warwick Justices Centre

Visit Air Ambulance - Wed 27th January

Visit to Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and we were lucky enough ti sit in an air ambulance!

Visit to the House of Commons - Tue 26th January

Visit to the House of Commons and a tour with lunch as guests of Chris White MP

Citizens Advice Bureau - Mon 25th January

Visit the team and offices of BRANCAB

Springfield Mind - Tue 19th January

Visit to the Stratford offices of Springfield Mind

Visit to Safeline - Thu 14th January

Visit Safeline which is the charity which supports individuals who have suffered sexual abuse and exploitation.

Coventry Myton Hospice - Tue 12th January

Visit and tour of Coventry Myton Hospice with Ruth Freeman

Sevenco Street Aware visit - Fri 1st January

Visited Sevenco Training to see the Street Aware programme in action with the pupils

Side by Side Theatre - Fri 1st January

Live the Life concert at the Spa Centre Leamington Spa

Northamptonshire Courts Service - Fri 1st January

The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire Courts Service at all Saints' Church Northampton

The Addington Fund - Wed 2nd December

Advent Service at All Saints Church Sherborne - a celebration in support of those who work in farming

Atherstone Town Council - Sat 28th November

Dickens Night Civic Reception in aid of the Major's Charity

Troop Aid Ball - Sat 21st November

Stewart and I attended the Annual Charity Ball at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull

Inner Temple Guest Night - Wed 18th November

Invited to attend a Private Guest Night at the Treasury Building Inner Temple for a black tie dinner

Guildable Manor Court Leet - Wed 18th November

Court Leet Luncheon at St George the Martyr Hall in London

HMP Onley - Mon 16th November

Met the Governor and Senior Managers of HMP Onley for a tour

Coventry Civic Service - Sun 15th November

Attended the Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry's Blitz 75th Anniversary Commemorative Service at Coventry Cathedral

Commanderie du Taste Saumur - Fri 13th November

Attended the Autumn Banquet at the Masonic Tooms in Warwick

Guide Dogs for the Blind - Thu 12th November

Visit to Leamington Spa Guide Dogs for a tour and talk about their work

Henley in Arden Court Leet - Wed 11th November

Attended the AGM of the Henley in Arden Court Leet in the Guild Hall

King Edward VI School - Wed 11th November

Annual Remembrance Concert in the Levi Fox Hall

Bedworth Armistice Day Parade - Wed 11th November

97th Armistice Anniversary 2015 Parade to the War Memorial followed by a service

Meeting with Bishop of Coventry - Mon 9th November

Met with Bishop Christopher at The Bishop's House also with Bishop John the Bishop of Warwick

Wolverton School - Mon 9th November

Visit to Wolverton School and attend their morning assembly

Lifespace Trust - Mon 9th November

Lifespace Trust AGM and presentation of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant Tim Cox at Stratford Town Hall

Remembrance Sunday - Sun 8th November

The Mayor of Stratford Upon Avon's Remembrance Service at the Remembrance Garden in Old Town followed by a service at Holy Trinity

West Midlands Ambulance Service - Thu 5th November

Attended the Ambulance Awards Ceremony

Stratford Citizens Advice Bureau - Thu 5th November

Attended the Citizens Advice AGM

West Midlands Ambulance Service - Wed 4th November

Excellence in the Community Awards in conjunction with the NHS Foundation Trust at Brierley Hill

High Sheriffs' Association - Wed 4th November

44th Annual General Meeting and lunch at Drapers Hall London

Nuneaton Rotary Club - Mon 2nd November

Roaring Twenties Fancy Dress Party celebrating the 90th year of the Rotary Club

Warwickshire Scout Awards - Sun 1st November

Queen Scout awards ceremony presented to 60 Explorer Scouts at the Heritage Motor Museum

Warwick District Remembers - Sat 31st October

Concert in aid of the Royal British Legions marking 70 years since the end of WW2 held at Leamington Spa Centre

Warwick Court Leet AGM - Thu 29th October

Warwick Court Leet AGM and supper at the Court House in Warwick

Queen's Birthday Honours - Tue 27th October

Ceremony to present two British Empire Medals from the Queen's Birthday Honours list

Alcester Court Leet Annual Parade - Sun 25th October

Alcester Court Leet annual church service and parade at St Nicholas Church

Warks & West Mids Army Cadet Force - Sun 25th October

Attended the Passing Out Parade of the Cadet Force (South Sector) at Bramcote Barracks

Queens Award for Voluntary Service - Fri 23rd October

Coleshill Town Band awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service celebration attended with the Lord Lieutenant Tim Cox

WCVS AGM - Tue 20th October

Attended the last AGM of the Stratford Warwickshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services

Navratri 2015 - Mon 19th October

Navrati ceremonies in Rugby

Dashian Festival - Sun 18th October

Celebrated Dashian 2015 with The British Gurkha Veterans in Nuneaton with a talent show and dancing.

Warwickshire Police Awards - Wed 14th October

Tim Cox presented the awards and I presented a new High Sheriff award which went to Special Sergeant Adam Fletcher.

Shropshire Regional High Sheriff's meeting - Tue 13th October

Stewart and I attended the annual Shropshire meeting in Shrewbusy

Revitalise Charity Reception - Tue 13th October

I attended a reception in support of Revitalise at no 10 Downing Street

Regimental Association Church Service - Sun 11th October

A service at St Mary's Church Warwick followed by a parade in Warwick for the Regimental Association.

Lady High Sheriff's Luncheon - Thu 8th October

I was invited to attend the annual lunch at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge

Foundation Live 2015 - Thu 8th October

Heart of England Community Foundation held Foundation Live celebrating 20 years of giving at PSA Peugeot Citroen in Coventry

Warwickshire Magistrates AGM - Wed 7th October

I presented long service certificates to fellow magistrates at the Southern Justices Centre

Legal Service - Mon 5th October

The Warwickshire Legal Service was held in Coventry Cathedral. The choir and brass ensemble of Warwick School and the choir of The Canons Church of England Primary School took part in the ceremony.

High Sheriff's Golf Day - Thu 1st October

This event was held at Stratford Golf Club in aid of Warwickshire Crimebeat Charity.

Shakespeare Hospice AGM - Wed 30th September

Attend the AGM of the Shakespeare Hospice Stratford upon Avon

Civic Heads Dinner Warwick - Wed 30th September

Janet and Stewart attended the Warwick Civic Heads Dinner a the Judges' House.

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque - Sun 27th September

I was invited to unveil a plaque at St Michael's Wichford to commemorative extensive repair work which has been undertaken over the last four years.

Japanese Rugby Team - Fri 25th September

Welcomed the Japanese Rugby Team at Warwick Castle

Tour of the Southern Diocese - Wed 23rd September

Janet had a wonderful visit to Ettington School, St Edmund's and St George's Churches, St Peter's Whatcote, Butler's Marson Church, the Grumpies in Tysoe and Oxhill community shop with Rev Jill Tucker, Area Dean of Shipston

Visit George Eliot Hospital - Tue 22nd September

Janet and Stewart were given a wonderful tour of the facilities at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton

Memorial to Exhall Colliery disaster - Mon 21st September

Unveiling and Dedication of a Memorial to commemorate those who perished in the Exhall Colliery Disaster. Janet was asked to unveil the memorial.

County Service St Mary's Warwick - Sun 20th September

Service to mark Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving monarch in British history

Indian Summer's Evening - Sat 12th September

Orchestra of the Swan at Armscote for concert, auction and supper

Snitterfield Gardening Club - Thu 10th September

Janet presented the prizes at this annual event in Snitterfield

Kenilworth Allotment Show - Sat 5th September

Janet attended St John's Allotment Association Show

Warwick Court Leet Dinner - Fri 4th September

Janet and Stewart were invited to the Bailiff's Annual dinner at Alderson House.

Proserve Open Day - Fri 21st August

Attended Open Day to celebrate Proserve's Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Shakespeare Hospice Fete - Sat 8th August

Janet opened the Stratford Shakespeare Summer Fete

Warks and West Mids Army Cadet Force Annual Camp - Thu 30th July

A day's visit to the Annual Residential Camp for Warwickshire Army Cadets the High Sheriff joined in a variety of activities including how to light a fire without matches!